Family practice residents' identification and management of obesity.

  title={Family practice residents' identification and management of obesity.},
  author={R E McArtor and Donald C. Iverson and D E Benken and Leslie K. Dennis},
  journal={International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  volume={16 5},
This study, involving 25 family practice residents and 2746 patients in a family practice residency programme, addressed four hypotheses regarding the identification and management of obesity in the primary care setting: (i) the physician-identified prevalence of obesity is significantly lower than the actual prevalence in the population, (ii) obesity is more likely to be addressed with management actions when it is recorded on the medical record problem list than when it is not recorded, (iii… CONTINUE READING